Spring 2019 Special Issue Recording: Pseudoscience and Fads in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Special Issue Recording: Pseudoscience and Fads in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Russ Lang, PhD, BCBA-D
Originally aired live on May 17, 2017

 

Recording Information:
  • Registration: March 27, 2019 to June 30, 2019
  • Recording Available April 1, 2019 to July 5, 2019  

Dates are US Eastern (New York)

Credit hours:

BCBAs earn 2 Type II ETHICS CEUs for viewing recording.

  • Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

 

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There is a wide range of treatment options for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, many of these treatments either have not been sufficiently researched to be considered evidenced-based practices. Other treatment options have been researched extensively but results suggest that benefit is unlikely or, in some cases, exposure to the treatment presents an unacceptable risk of harm. This webinar will (a) identify the most commonly used treatments which lack a sufficient evidence base and/or present unacceptable risk; (b) describe characteristics (warning signs) that could be used by practitioners to identify pseudoscientific and fad interventions; and (c) present an approach to making decisions regarding intervention selection with individual clients and their families. Each of these learning objectives will be discussed in relation to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s code of ethics.

 

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event, participants should be able to: 1. Utilize the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts to inform decisions related to treatment selection and use of evidence-based practices. 2. Identify 5 specific treatments often provided to people with ASD that lack sufficient evidence and/or present a risk of harm 3. Recognize pseudoscientific treatment characteristics as means to avoid the inevitable rise of new fad treatments 4. Work with families, clients and other professionals who may want to provide these interventions in a manner that is collaborative, responsible and centered on making data-based treatment decisions using data specific to individual clients involved

 

This webinar is 2 hours long. There is no break. There is a Q&A towards the end of the webinar.

 

Russell Lang PhD: is an Associate Professor of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lang completed a post- doctoral researcher position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers and multiple books (deleted “chapters” in this sentence) concerning the education and treatment of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. His primary research interests are in the improvement of play behavior, treatment of challenging behaviors in individuals with ASD. Dr. Lang’s research is most often conducted in applied settings including children’s homes and schools. He serves on the editorial review boards for Journal of Behavioral Education; Behavior Modification; Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; and Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Child and Family Studies and Review Journal for Autism and Developmental Disorders

Presenter Disclosure Statement

Dr. Russell Lang does not have a financial arrangement  with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk. He serves on the editorial review boards for Journal of Behavioral Education; Behavior Modification; Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; and Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Child and Family Studies and Review Journal for Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Lang served on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). He earns speaker fees for presenting for ABAC. 

 

 

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